What does amiable mean?

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ˈeɪ mi ə bəlami·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amiable, good-humored, good-humoured(adj)

    disposed to please

    "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

Wiktionary

  1. amiable(Adjective)

    Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.

  2. amiable(Adjective)

    Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.

  3. Origin: amyable, from amiable, from amicabilis, from amicus, from amo. The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amabilis. Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amiable(adj)

    lovable; lovely; pleasing

  2. Amiable(adj)

    friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas

  3. Amiable(adj)

    possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman

  4. Amiable(adj)

    done out of love

  5. Origin: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amiable

    ām′i-a-bl, adj. lovable: worthy of love: of sweet disposition.—ns. Amiabil′ity, Am′iableness, quality of being amiable, or of exciting love.—adv. Am′iably. [O. Fr. amiable, friendly—L. amicabilis, from amicus, a friend; there is a confusion in meaning with O. Fr. amable (mod. Fr. aimable), lovable—L. amabilisam-āre, to love.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of amiable in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    A man's errors are what make him amiable.

  2. Sophie Swetchine:

    How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

    It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.

  4. Charlie Beckett:

    It certainly stands out as the most enthusiastic, amiable relationship... it's unprecedented.

  5. Samuel Butler:

    People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.

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  • وديArabic
  • дружелюбен, приветлив, симпатичен, любезен, милBulgarian
  • elskværdigDanish
  • liebenswürdig, liebenswertGerman
  • ευγενικόςGreek
  • amable, afableSpanish
  • avatudEstonian
  • rakastettava, ystävällinenFinnish
  • aimableFrench
  • grámharIrish
  • सुHindi
  • affettuoso, amabile, affabileItalian
  • 愛想のいいJapanese
  • whakahoahoa, hūmārikaMāori
  • amávelPortuguese
  • милый, дружественный, приветливый, дружелюбный, симпатичный, добродушный, любезный, привлекательныйRussian

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